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January 18, 2013 | Ed Stockly
Click here to download TV listings for the week of Jan. 20 - 16, 2013 in PDF format This week's TV Movies       SATURDAY Good Morning America (N) 7 a.m. KABC The Chris Matthews Show The president's second term: Joe Klein, Time; Nia-Malika Henderson, the Washington Post; Katty Kay, BBC; David Leonhardt, the New York Times. (N) 5 p.m. KNBC; Sunday 5:30 a.m. KNBC McLaughlin Group 6:30 p.m. KCET SUNDAY Today The presidential inauguration; growing up in the White House; First Lady Michelle Obama's legacy.
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March 13, 2013 | By Matea Gold
WASHINGTON - Leaders of a new advocacy group formed to back President Obama's second-term agenda sought Wednesday to cast the group as a vehicle for average Americans to engage with their government, seeking to dispel criticism that the nonprofit provides special interests access to the administration. Kicking off a two-day “founders summit” to inaugurate Organizing for Action, longtime Obama political strategist David Plouffe noted that top aides to the president only formed the group after a survey of the campaign's volunteers showed that more supporters wanted a way to stay involved than even after Obama's first win in 2008.
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ENTERTAINMENT
August 31, 2012 | Ed Stockly
Click here to download TV listings for the week of Sept. 2 - 8 in PDF format This week's TV Movies     SATURDAY Good Morning America (N) 7 a.m. KABC The Chris Matthews Show 2012 campaigns: Joe Klein, Time; John Heilemann, New York Magazine; Helene Cooper, the New York Times ; Katty Kay, BBC . (N) 5 p.m. KNBC McLaughlin Group 6:30 p.m. KCET SUNDAY CBS News Sunday Morning Glass as an artistic medium at the Toledo Museum of Art; the Black Keys.
NEWS
February 24, 2013 | By Christi Parsons
Tommy Vietor was the first youthful convert to pack his bags, leave home and sign on to the Barack Obama campaign, joining the Chicago operation before his boss, then running for the Senate, had even given the convention speech by which the rest of Democratic America would discover him. He rose from driver of a press van across rural Illinois to fixture of the White House situation room. Now, the 32-year-old is contemplating something new -- a future not working for Obama. Amid the high-level departures and appointments of Obama's second term, a quieter changing of the guard is taking place farther down the food chain.
NEWS
March 25, 2012 | By David Lauter
White House senior adviser David Plouffe stepped up the administration's public embrace of its healthcare law, saying he would “guarantee” that by the end of the decade “we're going to be glad the Republicans called it Obamacare.” In the meantime, however, Plouffe was quick to draft an unwilling ally in the fight to defend the law, saying on two television interview shows that Mitt Romney, the former Massachusetts governor and likely...
ENTERTAINMENT
November 2, 2012 | Ed Stockly
Click here to download TV listings for the week Nov. 4 - 10 in PDF format This week's TV Movies       SATURDAY Good Morning America (N) 7 a.m. KABC McLaughlin Group 6:30 p.m. KCET SUNDAY The Chris Matthews Show Presidential election: John Heilemann, New York Magazine; Howard Fineman, Huffington Post; Joy Reid, SNBC; and Gloria Borger, CNN. (N) 4:30 a.m. KNBC Today Reports from Ohio. (N) 6 a.m. KNBC Good Morning America (N)
NATIONAL
July 8, 2008 | Peter Nicholas, Times Staff Writer
Early in the presidential race, Hillary Rodham Clinton asked former New Jersey Sen. Robert Torricelli whether the little-known political operative running Barack Obama's longshot campaign was any good. "I warned her," said Torricelli, who was in a position to know. The operative, David Plouffe, had helped Torricelli win his Senate seat in 1996. It was one of the most toxic campaigns in memory -- "unrestricted chemical warfare," Rutgers political scientist Ross K.
OPINION
July 7, 2011 | Doyle McManus
President Obama faces an uphill struggle in his campaign for reelection next year. His job approval rating is stuck just below 50%. The unemployment rate appears likely to remain above 8% until election day. And, though it's too soon to mean much, early polling puts the nominal Republican front-runner, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, within striking distance. Even Obama's staff acknowledges the obstacles. "It's going to be a very close, competitive election … a street fight for the presidency," White House aide David Plouffe, the strategist who managed Obama's 2008 victory, told reporters cheerfully on Wednesday.
NEWS
October 1, 2010 | By Michael Memoli, Tribune Washington Bureau
Democratic strategists are arguing that the prolonged "enthusiasm gap" Republicans enjoyed in polls this year has begun to narrow, which bodes well for the party as Election Day draws closer. Days after President Obama held a major rally aimed at motivating his supporters to get engaged, the man who led Obama's 2008 campaign said voters are responding to what he described as a "dangerous" crop of GOP candidates. "People [are] seeing that this is not just some isolated instances, that the real power in the Republican Party is the real conservative ?
NATIONAL
November 1, 2009 | Andrew Malcolm and Johanna Neuman
Yes, it's holiday book-buying time. But before we get to Sarah Palin's rogue book, we have David Plouffe's audacious book. You'll remember him as campaign manager for that also audacious Illinois guy who creamed the Palin-McCain Republican ticket last year, talking about change to believe in and transparency. Tempting little out-of-context pieces of the Plouffe book, "The Audacity to Win," are beginning to leak out (well, actually, in the book business, they're pumped out by promoters)
NATIONAL
February 5, 2013 | By Christi Parsons, Washington Bureau
WASHINGTON - Jon Favreau's career took off when, at age 23, he interrupted U.S. Senate candidate Barack Obama during a speech rehearsal to offer some suggestions for improvement. That cheeky move led to a seven-year tour as Obama's lead speechwriter, an assignment that ends March 1 as Favreau considers trying his hand at another form of drama - as a screenwriter, perhaps in Los Angeles. The departure subtracts a vivid personality from the president's operation, defined since the beginning by Obama's spoken words and the team that wrote them.
OPINION
January 22, 2013 | Doyle McManus
On the eve of Inauguration Day, White House political strategist David Plouffe promised that President Obama's inaugural address would include a call for bipartisan cooperation. "He is going to say that our political system does not require us to resolve all of our differences or settle all of our disputes, but it is absolutely imperative that our leaders try and seek common ground," Plouffe said on ABC. But it was hard to find that outstretched hand in the inaugural speech Obama gave Monday.
NATIONAL
January 21, 2013 | Kathleen Hennessey and Christi Parsons
In a swift and simple ceremony at the White House, President Obama was sworn in for a second term Sunday and embarked on another four years leading a nation hobbled by a weak economy and gripped by political division. With his family at his side and his hand on his wife's family Bible, the 44th president began the new term on an understated note, repeating the oath of office in a private ceremony the day before a more lavish, public reenactment. The intimate event was an adherence to tradition prompted by a quirk of the calendar.
NEWS
January 21, 2013 | By Doyle McManus
In my Sunday column , I suggested that the most interesting part of President Obama's second inaugural address Monday may be the “steely notes” - reminders to his Republican adversaries that he won the presidential election by a significant margin and his description of what kind of mandate he thinks he has. But since I wrote those words, I've decided I'm just as interested in the flip side of the proposition: What kind of outstretched hand...
NEWS
January 20, 2013 | By Kathleen Hennessey and Christi Parsons
WASHINGTON - In a swift and simple ceremony at the White House, President Obama was sworn in for a second term on Sunday and embarked on another four years leading a nation hobbled by a weak economy and gripped by political division. With his family at his side and his hand on his wife's family Bible, the 44th president began the new term on an understated note, repeating the oath of office in a private ceremony the day before a more lavish, public reenactment. The intimate event was an adherence to tradition prompted by a quirk of the calendar.
NATIONAL
January 19, 2013 | Matea Gold
Underscoring its potential to become a political heavyweight, a new advocacy group launched Friday to push President Obama's second-term agenda will be guided by his most-trusted strategists and have access to his reelection campaign's most-prized assets, including its intricately detailed voter databases. In an email to supporters with the subject line "Say you're in," Obama vowed that the group, Organizing for Action, would be "an unparalleled force in American politics. " "It will work to turn our shared values into legislative action -- and it'll empower the next generation of leaders in our movement," the president wrote.
NATIONAL
February 5, 2013 | By Christi Parsons, Washington Bureau
WASHINGTON - Jon Favreau's career took off when, at age 23, he interrupted U.S. Senate candidate Barack Obama during a speech rehearsal to offer some suggestions for improvement. That cheeky move led to a seven-year tour as Obama's lead speechwriter, an assignment that ends March 1 as Favreau considers trying his hand at another form of drama - as a screenwriter, perhaps in Los Angeles. The departure subtracts a vivid personality from the president's operation, defined since the beginning by Obama's spoken words and the team that wrote them.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 5, 2009 | Associated Press
Barack Obama's campaign manager, David Plouffe, has agreed to a seven-figure deal to write a book about last year's presidential election. "The Audacity to Win: The Inside Story and Lessons of Barack Obama's Historic Victory" will be published by Viking next fall.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 18, 2013 | Ed Stockly
Click here to download TV listings for the week of Jan. 20 - 16, 2013 in PDF format This week's TV Movies       SATURDAY Good Morning America (N) 7 a.m. KABC The Chris Matthews Show The president's second term: Joe Klein, Time; Nia-Malika Henderson, the Washington Post; Katty Kay, BBC; David Leonhardt, the New York Times. (N) 5 p.m. KNBC; Sunday 5:30 a.m. KNBC McLaughlin Group 6:30 p.m. KCET SUNDAY Today The presidential inauguration; growing up in the White House; First Lady Michelle Obama's legacy.
NEWS
November 27, 2012 | By Christi Parsons, This post has been updated, as indicated below.
WASHINGTON - President Obama is heading back out on the campaign trail this week - this time to pressure Congress to extend the expiring middle-class tax cuts.   On Friday, Obama plans to travel to Hatfield, Pa., for an event at a toy factory that according to the White House “depends on middle-class consumers during the holiday season.”   Lest anyone miss the holiday spin of this public campaign, the White House issued an analysis Monday predicting how the automatic tax increases could hurt the winter shopping season.
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